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Thin snow offers little hope to relieve drought

January 2, 2013 | 2:55 p.m. CST
In this Dec. 28 photo, corn stalks stand in a snowy field near La Vista, Neb. Despite getting some big storms in December, much of the U.S. is still desperate for relief from the nation’s longest dry spell in decades. And experts say it will take an absurd amount of snow to ease the woes of farmers and ranchers.

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